Member of the Month, Leys Swim + More – Oxford Tri Newsletter

Good Evening Oxford Tri Family, 

I hope that this finds you all well. Firstly, a massive congrats to the 21 Oxford Tri athletes who participated in last weekends Oxfordshire Tri Series Race No 1. I’m sure that those who took part will agree that it was a real great event. It was super friendly, and you didn’t have to get out of bed at stupid o’clock in the morning. I especially enjoyed the cold beer at the end.

On Monday night we had our committee meeting with lots to discuss and many exciting things going on within our club. Some of which have been highlighted below. I am really excited as we look towards the future and believe that the changes ahead will make us stronger as a club. 

Anyway, enough from me. I look forward to seeing some of you this weekend if you are at the lake and if not, I’m sure that I will see you at a session soon.

As always if you want to get in touch don’t hesitate to reach out to me via

God Bless 


Leys Swimming Session – September 2023

During the committee meeting on Monday it was confirmed that we would be proceeding with a change of venue for our Monday night swims as of the start of September. As outlined in our Strategy moving sessions closer to Oxford is something we have been working hard on over the past couple of months and we are delighted to be partnering with the Leys Pool. This means that our last session at Abingdon will be on the 21st of August 2023. The time will also change slightly with the session running from 8pm till 9pm. We will also have 4 Lanes which means that there will be plenty space for everyone to get involved!

Leys Pool

Open Water Swim Sign In Changes

We have also taken the decision to make some changes around the way in which we operate the sign in and sign out of the lake for those swimming on Wednesdays and Saturdays. From this weekend onwards all individuals participating in the session should sign into the lake using the whiteboard. We appreciate that there has been some confusion over membership cards and using two different systems to sign into the lake. Going forward if you are participating in our lake session your should follow the following steps with regards to signing in and then out of the session:

  • Prior to entering the lake ensure that your name is written on the whiteboard.
  • Upon exiting the lake ensure that you have rubbed your name off of the whiteboard.

We hope that this makes sense to everyone.

Oxfordshire Triathlon Series – Club Champs 20th August

With 21 members racing at the weekend it is only right that we aim to go even better for the next one in just seven weeks time, right?

The Oxfordshire Triathlon Series at Queenford Lake. It’s a 1km open water swim, a scenic, fast yet challenging 35km bike route and a flat 7.5km run on Sunday the 20th of August.

Thanks to our club captain Sarah we have also managed to secure a 10% discount which makes it a really reasonable price considering the distance. Use the code ‘OXTRIDISC’ when signing up. I have already signed up again as have five other members so we are at six so far, will you be next?

Thoughts for this one was to book a table in the Wandering Cafe afterwards.

Entries can be found here –

Member of the Month – June

Our Member of the Month for June is Liz Merritt. Many of you will have seen Liz over these past couple of weeks helping cover safety at the lake more than once. Along with this she has volunteered at the Oxfordshire Triathlon at the weekend along with the Armed Forces Triathlon during the week. Liz will also often be seen minus her wetsuit heading into the lake, often encouraging others to join in with this madness. We have had numerous members highlighting how welcoming Liz with many of the committee echoing that too. Liz thanks for being part of our amazing triathlon family!

Training Calendar 

See the official calendar for full info and sign up links. 

Saturday 8th June: Open Water Swim – Queensford Lake @ 08:00

Monday 10th June: Coached Swim – Abingdon @ 20:30

Tuesday 11th June: Member Lead Social Run – Headington Hill @ 19:00

Tuesday 11th June: Coached Swim – Thame Pool @ 20:00

Wednesday 12th  June: Open Water Swim – Queensford Lake @ 19:00

Thursday 13th June: Coached Run Session – Horspath Athletic Track @ 19:00

Friday 14th June: Strength and Conditioning Online @ 07:15

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